Speedpak Traineeship applications are now open

Speedpak is currently offering a full-time traineeship beginning in mid-January 2019

Written by Ailbhe DeCastro


Speedpak are currently offering a full-time traineeship beginning in mid-January 2019. This traineeship is being offered in Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Customer Service Logistics, and is run by Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education in partnership with Speedpak CLG and local industry partners.

What is Speedpak?

Speedpak is an e-commerce company who are responsible for packing, displaying and merchandising products. They routinely solve problems for customers from a variety of industries. Speedpak are involved in all elements of packing, re-packing, assembling and the dispatching of products for these different companies. They specialise in a range of products which are dispatched to everything from cosmetic companies to pharmacies, and take care of all products that a specific company requires. They are the final contact with valuable goods before they are sent to their final destination.

What is a Speedpak Traineeship?  

This traineeship is an opportunity for those who want a ‘stepping stone’ into employment. The traineeship will require 30 hours per week, and these hours will be delivered mainly at the Speedpak premises in Clonshaugh Business and Technology Park, located in Dublin 17.

You will also be required to spend an 8-week work placement with Speedpak, or one of their local industry partners. The current options for traineeship placements in other industries are:

The January 2019 Traineeship may include these and other organisations, and the working week for work placement will range from 30 to 40 hours a week.

Am I eligible for this traineeship?

This traineeship is being offered to everyone who is interested. You can apply even if you are receiving a social welfare payment. Early school leavers are welcome, as well as those who are looking to return to employment after a long absence.

What skills and qualifications will I gain from a Speedpak Traineeship?

With the traineeship successfully completed, you will have an advantage in the manufacturing, distribution and retail logistics job markets. You will develop valuable skills, important work placement experience and receive a nationally-recognised Traineeship qualification.

After training, you will receive a qualification/certificate/licence in:

  • Health and safety at work
  • Occupational first aid
  • Manual handling
  • Forklift operating
  • IT skills, databases and stock control systems
  • Warehousing
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Production processes
  • Functional maths
  • Customer service

How much is a Speedpak Traineeship?

The traineeship is free of charge.

How do I apply for a Speedpak Traineeship?

There will be an information session about the traineeship run on Monday, the 17th December at 3pm in the Training Centre, and a second information session in January. Those interested are asked to contact Speedpak in advance to book a place at the information sessions.

At these information sessions, you will be invited for coffee and chats to answer any questions you might have about the traineeship. Then you will be able to arrange an interview, which will happen in early January. You can also apply for an interview directly online here.

Further information

For further information on the traineeship, about an application, or to book a place on the information sessions, there are a number of ways for you to contact the company.

You can click here to visit the traineeship section of their website. Here you will find additional information and be able to see updates about the traineeship.

You can call 01 867 1707.

You can also email [email protected]

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